Mona Shores parapro being investigated for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior

A paraprofessional in the Mona Shores school district is being investigated for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior, Superintendent Dave Peden confirmed on Friday.
Becky Vargo
Jan 9, 2012

 

Mike D’Oyly has been put on administrative leave pending the investigation, Peden said. D’Oyly’s cell phone and computer were confiscated by police.

The Fruitport man, who also is on staff as the organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Haven, was accused by a former student who came forward recently, officials said.

A church official did not return a phone call Friday night.

The superintendent said he was sending a letter home — urging parents to talk to their children — after the allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior surfaced..

Peden said he sympathizes with parents worried about their children.

“I would say I have the same fear — and this is a great night to hug their kids, “ Peden said.

Investigators obtained a search warrant, finding inappropriate photographs and text messages between D’Oyly and students, according to Muskegon County Prosecutor Tony Tague.

“We’ve seen sexually explicit conduct which would be inappropriate for a school official, “ Tague said.

So far, all of the alleged victims were current or former male students. But there could be more.

“At this point, we’re worried about the extent and number of possible victims,” Tague said.

Counselors and social workers were at the school to help both potential victims and other students.

“My fear is that we have a number of victims walking around the building and they don’t know what to do — and they need help,” Peden said.

The superintendent said D’Oyly did pass a standard background check.

No charges have been filed yet, but prosecutors said that will likely happen soon.

D’Oyly had been a volunteer in the school system for about 10 years, and a paraprofessional — mostly for the choirs — for the last 10-12 years, Peden said.

Alex Shabad and Jon Mills of WZZM-TV provided information for this story.

Comments

ghmomma

I know this man, he is a really good christian, family man, dad, and husband. If there hasn't been an arrest why is this in the news? Sometimes people rush to judgement.

Jaques Strapp

Jerry Sandusky seemed good from the outside looking in, too...

Say No To Tourist's

@ghmomma.....he is a really good christian, family man, dad, and husband?????? Really? Ministers are pedophiles too, what makes this guy any differant? Another sex offender to add to the big list that GH already has.

ohwell

Now if they would have just arrested him without an investigation, you would be all up in arms about that. How do you want it to be? The reason it is in the news, is because it needs to be. He worked and volunteered in public places where young kids are. People need to be aware of such incidents. If it is found that he is innocent, then so be it. I know I would want to know if this kind of stuff as been alleged in my kid's school or church. No need to hide it.

And you really never "know" someone do you? You might think you do.

Fly on the Wall

Since when are Christians, family men, dads, and husbands exempt from being pedophiles?

ghmomma

Okay....I'm taking off my rose colored glasses......

gatorvalk

Prayer are going out to the family members Love ya cuz and Family

zwesterhouse

The Reception and Guidance Center (RGC) The old Jackson Prison is where 83 counties send convicts fresh out of circuit courts. 75 a day. That means 40 correctional facilities have to release 75 a day to keep the 49,850 inmate population bed capacity. At the current rate state wide people are getting busted for CSC's Criminal Sexual Conducts. It must be 300 per month. We as taxpayers with our current tax formulas when all worked out in the states general fund will not be able to sustain this level of CSC's flooding the system. The prosecutors and judges don't care - they are going home to nice warm dinners and trophy wives. But us taxpayers are stuck with the bill of $32,000 per inmate per year with X amount of beds (49,900 ? ) Question is who are we going to let go?
Not justifying any behaviors - Just mathematical - what beds are we going to open up?

 

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